Anarchism

US soldiers stand uniformed wearing helmets facing protesters on the right during the BLM uprisings.

Cultivating Organic Leadership: A Critique of Anarchism Within BLM

During the George Floyd rebellion, anarchist politics inspired a brand of “leaderless” organizing which was counterposed to the Democrat/NGO model of the “peaceful protest.” While a horizontalist politics of revolt is a welcome departure from liberal moralizing against those who defend themselves against the capitalist state, it has proved insufficient to the historic challenges we face. Instead, socialists and anti-racists need to build democratic organizations that can formulate strategic perspectives and mobilize masses of people according to a common program.

Four Strategies for Socialism

How can we beat capitalism? A comparison of reformism, autonomism, Maoism, and revolutionary socialism.

Feds Label Three Cities as “Anarchist Jurisdictions”

U.S. Attorney General William Barr recently designated the cities of New York, Portland, and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions.” Whether or not the term is being used accurately (it is not), the label of “anarchism” against opponents has been used historically by governments to justify or institute repression.

Remembering Comrade and Leftist Academic David Graeber 

David Graeber, leftist anthropologist, activist, and anarchist, died September 2, 2020, at the age of 59. His death was sudden and a shock to his students and the scores of people influenced by his ideas. In a world where most academics value theorizing over activism and choose to abstain from public protest, Graeber was vocal about his anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist views.